living trust


Definition of living trust

: a trust that becomes effective during the lifetime of the settlor

called also inter vivos trust

Examples of living trust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To further complicate matters, a living trust or a will can have provisions that create a bypass trust after someone dies. Liz Weston, oregonlive, 10 Apr. 2022 Dear Liz: My husband and I made a living trust in 2004. Liz Weston, oregonlive, 26 Feb. 2022 Buyers whose names didn't appear to be a person or a family or living trust were categorized as an investor or other entity. Patrick Clark, Fortune, 7 Jan. 2022 Beneficiaries need to be named for assets that avoid probate and aren’t controlled by a living trust. Bob Carlson, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 Check your will or living trust and change as necessary. Tom Cooney And Crystal Faulkner, The Enquirer, 12 Oct. 2021 Yet, a living trust has no effect unless it is given legal title to assets. Bob Carlson, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Most assets that aren’t in the living trust go through probate. Bob Carlson, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Ohio Road 21017: donation, no value stated, Janis B. Hazlett to Janis B. Hazlett revocable living trust., 26 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of living trust

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of living trust was in 1913

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“Living trust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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Legal Definition of living trust

— see trust

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